I have been hard at work writing my eBook about mixing. While I was working on the section about dynamics, I thought why not share some practical audio compression tips here on the blog. [Read more…] about 9 Tips for Working With Compression
I am a big fan of Dave Pensado and his Pensado’s Place show. I just love this guy. If you don’t know him already, he’s a Grammy Award winning mixing engineer who’s mixed Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Pink, Mary J. Blige… Well, you get the picture.
I especially like the “Into the Lair” section of his shows where he explains various aspects of his work in detail. All of his videos are great so I really recommend you to watch all of it. But it’s a lot to go through, so I wanted to put together a collection of “Into the Lair” clips from Pensados Place that have been especially interesting and helpful to me. Below each video, I’ve also included some bonus notes from myself. [Read more…] about Pensado’s Place – “Into the Lair” – Essential Lessons
Please note: There is an updated version of this post. Some of the plugins are different so you may still want to browse this older post as well.
You can find the newer post here:
The Best Free VST / AU Plugins 2015
This the third and final part of my big free VST / AU plugin review. We truly have some great stuff lined up! In case you’re wondering, all of these plugins are compatible with both Mac and PC platforms. [Read more…] about The 25 Best Free VST / AU Plugins for PC and Mac in 2013 – Part 3
I get this question a lot.
What can I do to make my music sound louder?
Well, there’s lots – in fact most things you do when making music affect loudness somehow. [Read more…] about 7 Tips on Making Your Music Loud
Guest post time! Continuing with our recent theme on saturation – we have Kim Lajoie speaking to us about his approach to saturation.
Saturation is a wonderful tool for mixing. This is especially true for computer-based DAWs, which allow us to go from transparent clean digital sound through to smeared murky smashed sound. And everywhere in between. The variety of available plugins and different approaches give producers and engineers a huge toolkit and capability to choose the right saturation for each track.